English Verbs


Top 10 English verbs (conjugated) 

  1. be
  2. eat
  3. have
  4. go
  5. do
  6. see
  7. come
  8. run
  9. love
  10. abandon
 

The English verb

English verbs have the following features:

  • Verbs are marked only in the 3rd person, e.g., he/she/it sits..
  • There are three voices: active (I broke the vase), passive (the vase was broken by me), and middle (The vase broke).
  • There are four moods: indicative, imperative, conditional, and subjunctive.
  • There are three tenses: present, past, and future.
  • There are two aspects: continuous, and perfect.
  • Most English verbs express tense/aspect through the use of various combinations of the auxiliary verbs be and have + main verb.
  • Like all Germanic languages, English has weak (regular) verbs that add -ed/-en to form the past tense, e.g., walk – walked, and strong (irregular) verbs that undergo internal vowel changes (umlaut), e.g., drink – drank. 
 


 

Verbs from the VOA(14 Dozen)

Adverbs and Adjectives from the VOA (9 Dozen)

 


Sample conjugation: walk

  Present Past Imperative
Sg.1 walk walked
Sg.2 walk / walkest 1 walked / walkedst 1 walk!
Sg.3 walks / walketh 2 walked
Pl.1 walk walked
Pl.2 walk walked walk!
Pl.3 walk walked

Notes:

  1. This form is archaic and used with pronoun ‘thou’, e.g., thou walkest
  2. This form is archaic.

These archaic forms are not shown in Verbix on-line conjugator.

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